Whether it’s a birthday, hostess, or “just because” gift, finding something great for a friend or family member can be tough. It’s even tougher when you aren’t looking to break the bank!
Small accessories – everyone loves a little accessory that they can use time after time or throw in their purse as a go-to item, right? That is what makes these small accessories the perfect gift. One of my favorites are these little change purses. They are durable and so cute. I have given them as gifts and also have a few of my own that I stick in my purse and typically use to carry jewelry during travel or for gym trips. Another fun gift is cute socks – who couldn’t use a new pair? Phone cases are a another of my favorite accessories and gifts, I love being able to change mine to suit my mood, style, or the season. Finally, a tumbler is always very useful – I keep a bunch at home and a few at work to help me stay hydrated, or they’re great to throw a cup of coffee or tea in when you’re on the go!
Books – books are another great gift to give as they can be completely customized to fit the style and interests of any recipient. Plus, most people don’t usually buy themselves fun coffee table books, so they’re a gift that they are sure to appreciate! This book on ‘Beautiful Things’ is an instant favorite, or I love this ‘Besties’ book for a great girlfriend. If you know a dog lover, this book is perfect for them (I have a few friends that would love this!). Finally, this is a thoughtful gift for a friend that loves to cook.
Plants – plants are another fun gift that people won’t necessarily buy themselves. Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods always have great plants that make the perfect hostess or “just because” gift, but I think including a cute planter is a cost effective and thoughtful addition to elevate the present just a little. West Elm always has the cutest ones (my mom and I both have the most adorable hen planters from there from a few years ago!). This giraffe planter is just eccentric enough to be a unique gift but is also insanely adorable. Also, for something uber cheap that doesn’t skimp on style, this pineapple base planter is an instant winner.
Housewares – housewares – particularly stuff for the kitchen – is always appreciated as a gift. And, since there are SO MANY cute options out there, you can’t go wrong. For instance, cutting boards are a practical but fun present given there are so many fun ones to choose from. Tea towels are inexpensive as well as useful or make a great decorative accent in a kitchen, making them a perfect gift. Finally, a set of app plates goes a long way for anyone that loves to host, and they will undoubtedly be used time after time.
With so many ideas to choose from, you truly don’t need to spend a ton to give something thoughtful, practical, and impactful. Girls of all styles, ages, and personalities are bound to love these picks and will use them for a long time to come – and they’ll be thankful for such a thoughtful friend 🙂